Waco Cabin (oz11263)


Waco Cabin (oz11263) by Bill Winter, Walter McBride 1935 - plan thumbnail

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Waco Cabin. Rubber scale model biplane.

Quote: "Building a Flying Waco Cabin Model. Complete Data to Create One of the Finest Models Ever Presented to Builders. By William Winter and Walter McBride.

THIS well-known ship has been made available in a variety of models, the most famous of which has been the export fighter. With the cockpits enclosed and with the Wright Whirlwind engine of 420 horse-power installed, it is possible for the private owner to have the very latest in high-performing planes.

The model is sturdily built and an effort has been made to secure an exceptional flyer not by weight reduction but because of a well-worked-out design. Though the speed is naturally fast, the job is perfectly stable and has a glide which will not continually be causing damage. This model, because of its graceful lines and interesting construction, will provide many hours of enjoyment both in its building and flying.

Fuselage: Using the patterns given, cut all the bulkheads with the exception of No.7 from 1/32 sheet. Bulkhead 7 is laminated 1/16 sheet. Former D is cut from 3/16 sheet. Cut the main notches and mark the location of the auxiliary notches. As 1/16 sq is too heavy, the stringers must be sanded to about 1/20 sq before the actual construction is begun. The four main stringers are first cemented in place on the widest bulkheads. The severe bend on the side main stringers at No.5 bulkhead can be retained by pressing the wood to shape. Draw the rear together and cement the remaining bulkheads in place. The auxiliary notches are cut when necessary as the work progresses, allowing for any irregularity in your work.

The rudder post is 1/16 sq and is cemented in position as shown on the side view. The enclosure formers A and B are attached. Glue former D flush to bulkhead No.1. This former will absorb stress and is suitable support for the cowling. The rear hook of .022 wire is bent to shape and inserted in No.7 bulkhead as designated.

Using white superfine tissue, cover with narrow strips to avoid wrinkles. The finished covering may be lightly sprayed and doped. The cockpit enclosure and the small window near the front of the fuselage are of cellophane. Trim the windows and the edges of the enclosure with black lacquer or dupe.

Wing Fillet: The fillets are cut one left and one right hand from soft balsa. Their size and shape are given in detail and are shown on the front and side views. Smooth with fine sandpaper and attach at the position shown on the plan. In building the original, a mixture of cement and tine balsa sawdust was used too fill crevices so that smooth flowing lines would result. Lightly sand and paint with black lacquer..."

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Waco Cabin (oz11263) by Bill Winter, Walter McBride 1935 - model pic

  • (oz11263)
    Waco Cabin
    by Bill Winter, Walter McBride
    from Model Airplane News
    September 1935 
    20in span
    Scale Rubber F/F Biplane Cabin
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 29/05/2019
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    Credit*: JJ
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User comments

This is a WACO CHD which was a military model, not a 'Cabin' as on the plan.
zg - 17/06/2019
Interesting. As always in these cases, we will continue to use the original plan title, as it was published. Even if the original title seems wrong. It simply is a fact that MAN used this title, back in 1935. But thanks.
SteveWMD - 17/06/2019
Not your error, but that is a Waco Model D.
ifly - 20/06/2019
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